The point of interest for this community,
He has learned some Russian and Kalmyk, in addition to the fluent English, Tibetan and Hindi he brought with him. If he can, he will have the great Buddhist texts translated into the Kalmyk language, an almost forgotten alphabet of linked curlicues that run down the page like strings of macramé.
This is the first time I've heard about the Kalmyk people or language, so I got curious - how well studied is it, does anyone here study it? What do you think is the likelihood of the translation eventually happening? I don't know about the 'vitality' of the language, but I imagine that should the language one day go extinct, such a translation would be invaluable.
Off to read more about this :)