Intermediate Algorithm Scripting: Pig Latin FEEDBACK

So i was messing around with the pig latin challenge and got it working. While checking the ‘get a hint’ section later, I noticed I had a bit of a different approach. I’m curious what you think of it :wink:

function translatePigLatin(str) {
  var regex = /([^aeiou]+)(\w+)/;
  var testRegex = /^[aeiou]/;
  var startWithVowel = testRegex.test(str);
  var hasVowel = /[aeiou]/.test(str);

  if (!startWithVowel && hasVowel) {
    return str.replace(regex, '$2$1') + 'ay';
  } else if (startWithVowel && hasVowel) {
    return str + 'way';
  } else {
    return str + 'ay';

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If it works, it’s nice and well done!

You could’ve also used slice and for loop, map and filter…etc.

The regex method is better in my opinion, but it is a little bit difficult to read for those who do not master it.

looks good! Nice to see someone on here with a good grasp of regex!

Your code has been blurred out to avoid spoiling a full working solution for other campers who may not yet want to see a complete solution.

Thanks for the kind words :slight_smile:

This solution is neat. Love it.

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