In my continuing search for answers to Life's Great Questions, I have run across a major imbalance between Birth and Death. That imbalance is by no means obvious to the casual observer, however. Both BIRTH and DEATH are five-letter, one-syllable words ending in the digraph TH. In addition, their first letters are only two spaces apart in the alphabet, and the printed lowercase forms of those letters, b and d, happen to be mirror images or reversals of one another. One can, accordingly, not really ask for greater congruence between BIRTH and DEATH, unless one seeks a single word conveying both meanings.
Borgmann, Dmitri A.
"Death: A Logological Perspective,"
Word Ways: Vol. 21
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol21/iss1/3