My code fails on translatePigLatin(“rhythm”) test case

  • If a word begins with a consonant, take the first consonant or consonant cluster, move it to the end of the word, and add ay to it.

so translatePigLatin(“rhythm”); should be ythmrhay not rhythmay. Am I wrong?

Your code so far

function translatePigLatin(str) {
  if (str.match(/^[^aeioy]/)) {
    // consonant
    return str.replace(/^([^aeioy]*)(.*)/, "$2$1ay");
  return str.replace(/^(.*)/, "$1way");

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Challenge: Pig Latin

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y isn’t a real vowel.

Should handle words without vowels. translatePigLatin("rhythm") should return the string rhythmay .

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Thanks. Googled and found this When Is 'Y' a Vowel or Consonant? | Merriam-Webster

Are they wrong too? Is there any “official” reference?

There are lots of minor variants of Pig Latin. Y doesn’t ‘act like’ a vowel when playing this version of Pig Latin.

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Understood. Thank you

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