A couple of days ago I watched some twenty film clips with persons presenting themselves as native Gaelic speakers and speaking Irish Gaelic. Listening to them I had the impression that their way od speaking was very English. Most of the sounds were just like in English, the melody of the langauge (rhytm, intonation, pitch, etc) were like of one English dialect. Now i am wondering: was it because the genuine Irish Gaelic pronunciation is actually so close to English because English was under the influence of Celtic speakers in the time of forming as a new language from Anglo-Saxon, or are the self proclaimed native Irish Gelic speakers unable to reproduce the original sound of Irish because they are actually native English speakers? By the way, the Scottish Gaelic pronounced by Scots sounds much more like a non English language.