This is funny XD. Didn't have to study scientific names, but I understand. Even though I did take four years of Latin (I loved that class XD), and it helped with standardized tests and word pronunciation for me. I totally understand. That is how I feel about greek, or japanese, or french XD
=.=" It's cool for calling somebody an ass and they have no idea wtf you just said. Plus, Latin is the root of Spanish, French, Italian, etc. (really, there's like, six more), and therefore, makes them all easier to learn when you're doing all that "conjugating the verb" and crap.
Latin is a dead language in that there are no longer any people groups in the world who speak it as their principal language. Were it not for medical terminology, historical interest, and liturgical use it would not exist at all.
Saying that Latin isn't dead because it is the root of <insert language here> is an invalid argument. It would be as valid, rather, as you screaming that your great great great grandmother isn't dead because your mother is still alive, and she is the end result of those that came out of that ancestor's vagina.
In short, Latin (as a spoken language) is dead. It has no conversational context any longer and arguing otherwise only shows a lack of understanding as to what constitutes a thriving and active language in the first place.
After all - Spanish has as much to do with Mayan as Latin... English with the Gaels... and Italian with delicious pasta... ok... I ran out of smart fuel at the end there... but I win.
B) Like zombies, your argument is stupid and in dire need of more brains.
C) There is more mythos that views zombification as a process involving a virus or mutation than there is that involves them being "living dead" (and before you argue original mythos, it was originally a drug-induced state mixed with a healthy dose of superstition - not living dead).
. . . you're getting too TECHNICAL, either way, Latin is awesome, why else would there be 500+ students (and that's ONLY the Bay Area or so!) gathering at Latin conventions throughout the year in various areas in California?
Thanks, Shannon~ I found that it got easier as the animals got bigger. xD Once we were out of the bacteria and the worms, and into the mammals, reptiles, birds and stuff I found it to be MUUUCCHH easier. xD;