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二人の不穏な会話に嫌な予感を覚え、士道は頰に汗を滲ませながら問うた

Hi. Regarding the red part, isn’t the た form of 問う 問った? Or 問う has a special conjugation?
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二人の不穏な会話に嫌な予感を覚え、士道は頰に汗を滲ませながら問うた

Hi. Regarding the red part, isn’t the た form of 問う 問った? Or 問う has a special conjugation?
Thank you.
Probably an error.
 

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二人の不穏な会話に嫌な予感を覚え、士道は頰に汗を滲ませながら問うた

Hi. Regarding the red part, isn’t the た form of 問う 問った? Or 問う has a special conjugation?
Thank you.
Yes, 問う is a special verb. See the following explanation in Wikipedia.

Perfective
Type of word: v5u-s -う -u (See Usage)
Perfective: -うた -uta, -ota
Examples: 問う tou (ask)
Perfective: 問うた tōta

Usage
Note that the perfective conjugation for verbs ending in -う more commonly follows the v5u-s pattern listed above for speakers of Western Japanese.


te form
Type: v5u-s -う -u
Becomes: -うて -ute
Examples: 問う tou (ask)
Te form: 問うて tōte


As for 問う, the past form 問うた and the -te form 問うて are used also in standard Japanese. The same goes with 請う/乞う.

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問うた (including 問うたり and 問うたら) : 253
問った: 0

問うて: 160
問って: 0
 
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