linguoboy wrote:Levike wrote:vijayjohn wrote:PEMbl wrote:[flag=]ru[/flag]Пароль - Parol' (password)
I don't see anything particularly similar about these two words; it's just that they both happen to begin with the same two letters (provided they're written in the same script, of course).
That's more than enough.
Eh, that's enough for a mnemonic maybe, but not for being a "true friend". The real English cognate of пароль is parole, which doesn't have the same meaning at all.
Which is why I said they were friends, not true friends I love playing with words. My point was simply that far far away they probably come from a similar root. Or at least, that it's because of the similarity it's easier to remember.