If Link was a girl, I’d probably still think the same of her. I’d still respect (and envy) her, but I’d try to aid her in her journey in any way possible. If she took me to see the Oocca, I’d certainly be overjoyed (although I doubt that’s even possible, truthfully), but I’d feel the same way if she were her regular, male self.
If anything I’d most likely respect her more for overcoming the expectation for domesticity in women and achieving such great accomplishments.
If she fancied me? That’s impossible! But I do have to thank you for your compliment.
I think Link’s situation is much more time-pressing and that’s why she’d always be short for words. She can certainly speak, she just chooses to narrow her focuses on the path ahead and rather likes listening to figure things out for herself. Her adventures require her to constantly chase, objective after objective, and I think even when she settles down she won’t be one for much idle talk. She’ll probably rely on someone else to tell her tale, or sit back and enjoy how her story changes.