Ok, after several years of switching majors, I finally settled on history and am a semester or 2 away from my bachelor’s. I will be applying to grad school soon, with the intention of specializing in medieval European history.
Latin, being the official, scholarly language of the period, is something I need to learn. Luckily, to get into grad school I only need to be proficient in an unspecified language, and my French takes care of that.
But I do need to think about Latin, and soon. I’ll probably take a couple of begining Latin courses, then try to study on my own.
I just want to know, how frustratingly difficult will it be? I’ve heard the horror stories about how verbs have 30 different conjugations and all that. I have some aptitude for language, and a good memory. I’ve studied French sporadically since high school, so I do have some experience with a Romance language, I figure that’ll help a little.
So, will I be pulling my hair out in frustration, or is it not as bad as all the stories I’ve heard?