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Question: Palagi vs. Lagi? What's the difference?

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Author Photo by: quarter
May 19 2021, 2:21pm CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
Question: Palagi vs. Lagi? What's the difference?
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Author Photo MagaaralTagalog
May 19 2021, 3:57pm CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
They both mean always/at all times, palagi is just lagi with the pa- prefix, in this situation the pa- prefix doesn't really do anything. I can't explain in words what pa- does, but I got a feel for it by looking at examples:
 
baba = root word of down
pababa = downward; downhill
 
lapit = root word of closness
palapit = oncoming; approaching; toward; coming closer
 
taas = root word of height
pataas = upwards; upward; heading higher; heading up; increasing; escalating
 
balik = root word of returning
pabalik = in return; on the way back; backward
 
uwi = root word of going home
pauwi = on the way home; starting to go home
 
takbo = root word of run
patakbo = running; while running
 
labas = root word of out
palabas = coming out; headed out; outward
 
All definitions here and more can be found on the dictionary of this website.
 
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Author Photo quarter
May 19 2021, 10:31pm CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
@MagaaralTagalog That's a very useful list, thank you!
Might palagi be more formal?
 
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Author Photo MagaaralTagalog
May 20 2021, 6:39am CST ~ 1 mo., 0 days ago. 
@quarter I think palagi might be a little more formal, but I am just guessing.
 
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Author Photo PinoyTaj
May 20 2021, 4:32pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@quarter Parati is formal.
 
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Author Photo quarter
May 20 2021, 4:40pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@PinoyTaj Isn't parati just a variation? hinative.com/en-US/q uestions/3610530
 
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Author Photo PinoyTaj
May 20 2021, 4:46pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@quarter Could be , I was taught that it was more formal , could just be regional either way I don’t see why “Palagi” would be formal if “Parati” isn’t .
 
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