Guest:Bleeding Obvious, it isn't a dead language, and neither is Scottish Gaelic. Both are living languages, though with few enough speakers around the world. There are still millions of speakers of either when you consider it world-wide.
You may be from some place like the USA where many people seem to speak only the one "true" language, English (although some of you do it in funny ways). I'm a Canadian and we TRY to recognize there are other languages in the world, and as a country we are officially bi-lingual with French AND English as official languages.