发表于 2016-9-20 22:43:23
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:12 PM
It's governed by convention, not logic. Don't over-analyze it.
I strongly disagree.
The thing about 来 and 去 is that it can be used to indicate movement away or towards a deictic center. toward: 来 away: 去
The deictic center can be the person speaking, the person being spoken to, or someone/something else. The main point is that 来 is used for movement toward and 去 is used for movement away from the center, while keeping in mind that this center is not necessary the speaker.
There are various ways 来 and 去 can be used figuratively. Something similar is happening with their Burmese counterparts
(Romeo, N. (2009). The grammaticalised use of the Burmese verbs la ‘come’ and thwà ‘go’. In: Hogeweg, L., de Hoop H., Malchukov A. (eds). Cross-linguistic Semantics of Tense, Aspect and Modality. Amsterdam: John Benjamins)
you can also say things like