Haven't played D&D since ABBA was hot, and I'm trying to retool on 5e, playing a Wood Elf Monk.
I see that on p78 of the PHB it states in Martial Arts that monk weapons are "shortswords and any simple melee weapons."
However, as a Wood Elf, I am proficient with "longsword, shortsword, shortbow, and longbow" (PHB p 24).
I also read in Diskmaster's 5e Monk Guide in section 1 that the Shortbow is recommended.
Am I allowed to use a shortbow? What, if any, class limitations apply?