DD is taking Latin in school this year. She's really enjoying it, but got into a discussion with one of the (know it all) boys about whether or not Latin is a dead language. I don't believe it is dead -- it has such a huge legacy in our language, among many others. I told her friend that it can't be dead -- that he should try to go through a day without speaking a word in English that is derived from Latin.
It'd be a really weird and quiet day.