Here’s my insight into learning Sanskrit: Sanskrit is difficult. Very complex grammar rules. In the Autumn quarter of Intro to Sanskrit (a year long course) we learned only approx 300 vocabulary words. Most of our time in the 10 weeks of the quarter was spent on grammar rules.
I really, really liked my classmates; I felt I was among “my people” in class. The coursework was very challenging, but the professor was an easy grader, so it all balanced out. :-)
I ended up with an A-.
Winter quarter starts in 3 days, so I better start reviewing NOW. 17 months ago