Been having a discussion on what makes something which was not alive in the first place dead. We were going on about whether the vinyl record is dead or not. As a format it is dead. No one is producing any more right now. At least not for its intended purpose.
Same goes for Latin. It is still taught, spoken, books written in, radio shows spoken in and used by people for mottos and other sayings but for all regular purposes it is a dead langauge.
Of course all this is going on in the Star Frontiers forum which is dedicated to a dead game. While the fans still support it there is little chance of it coming back as an acceptable popular game so we are discussing dead on a dead game forum. Ironic huh.