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Basically, you have it all backwards in your conclusion.

English has become dominant for precisely the reason you say it will "dwindle away":  it readily embraces words from other languages and grows. It is often said that the international language of science is broken English - and my personal experience causes me to agree.

It grows - it is a living breathing thing - certainly compared to a static corpse like French. All that's left of the language is their ego.

As for Asian languages - the major dominant 'contender' is Mandarin. It has the problem in that it is not an alphabetic language. Over the comparatively recent centuries there have even been internal wars over switching over to an alphabetic writing system. Oddly enough, their current form of government could just mandate it but, for whatever reason, has not.

But know ye this!

Adaption is necessary for survival.

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