So you wouldn't say "b' àill leat" here, if you're going to use "thu" in the question that follows?
No, b' àill leibh is a set expression that is used regardless of whether you use sibh or thu in the rest of the conversation - see tips on this unit
She is speaking very fast, especially because she´s asking whether that person speaks English. I would speak more slowly in this context.
I missed the "thu" first time around
She's asking if they are speaking English, not if they can speak English.
Slightly off subject, but ... As an American, if I was in Scotland how would I ask someone if they spoke English? Tha Beurla agad?
A bheil Beurla agad? Your sentence is a statement. As there aren't any monolingual Gaelic speakers left, probably not something you'll ever have to ask.
Thanks. I was interested in the wording of the sentence, not the actual example. :-)
Sure but the same applies to the statement, "Is sinne Runrig" but they still teach it for some inexplicable reason.