Really? I don't think this person understands what the definition of a dead language is. We may still use it is some ways. Such as naming things, translating, and reading Roman literature in its original form. But scholar and scientist are really the only ones who use if the most. Most every day people would not use Latin. (I am learning Latin by the way)
A dead language is one that is no longer changing. English is changing we are adding new words changing rules, and other things. Latin is not changing. It is not changing because it is not used anymore as a daily conversation language. There are no countries that list Latin as a national language. English, Spanish, French, and German however are living languages, becasue they are changing.
This statement made by this person really really really upset me!!!!! I get so annoyed with people who think they know what they are talking about, but really don't. GRRRRR!!!
Anyway, here is a lovely, hauntingly beautiful version of Veni Veni Emmanuel (Oh Come O Come Emmanuel) by Hayley Westenra. I really love this song.