Pig Latin Algorithm - Words without vowels

Tell us what’s happening:

I’m working on Pig Latin Algorithm and have a problem with the final condition:
“Should handle words without vowels.”
First part of the code should handle the above, but the test won’t pass.
What am I doing wrong?

Your code so far

function translatePigLatin(str) {
  let tempStr = "";
  let counter = 0;
  // If str without vowels
  if((/^([^aeiouyAEIOUY0-9\W]+)$/).test(str)) {
    return str + "ay";
  // Str has vowels & vowel is first
  if((/^[aeiouy]/).test(str)) {
    return str + "way";
  // Str has vowels & consonant (cluster) is first
  if(!(/^[aeiouy]/).test(str)) {
    for(let i = 0; i < str.length; i++) {
      if(!(/[aeiouy]/).test(str[i])) {
      else if((/[aeiouy]/).test(str[i])) {
    tempStr = str.substr(0, counter);
    str = str.substr(counter);
    str = str + tempStr + "ay";
    return str;


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Link to the challenge:

“Y” is considered a vowel in pig latin along with aeiou generally, however for this test only aeiou have been considered as vowel. I also came to know about this while doing this test. So simply add “ay” after aeiou, remove “y”.

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Solved the problem! Thank You!

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