Pig Latin Problem

Pig Latin Problem
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#1

Hey guys, here’s my code for the Pig Latin challenge.

function translatePigLatin(str) {
  
  var vowels = ["a", "e", "i", "o", "u", "y"];
  var strArr = str.split("");
  var tempChar = "";
  var tempChar2 = "";
  
  if (vowels.indexOf(strArr[0]) !== -1) {
    // First char is a vowel
    strArr.push("way");
  }
  
  else if (vowels.indexOf(strArr[0] === -1) && vowels.indexOf(strArr[1] === -1)) {
    // First and second chars are consonants
    console.log("strArr: " + strArr);
    console.log("strArr[0]: " + strArr[0] + " = " + vowels.indexOf(strArr[0]));
    console.log("strArr[1]: " + strArr[1] + " = " + vowels.indexOf(strArr[1]));
    tempChar = strArr.shift();
    tempChar2 = strArr.shift();
    strArr.push(tempChar + tempChar2 + "ay");
  }
  
  else if (vowels.indexOf(strArr[0] === -1) && vowels.indexOf(strArr[1] !== -1)) {
    // Only first char is a consonant
    tempChar = strArr.shift();
    strArr.push(tempChar + "ay");
  }
  
  return strArr.join("");
}

translatePigLatin("california");

I don’t understand why the two tests “California” and “Paragraphs” are passing my second “if” condition. It should only pass if the first two characters are not found in the vowel array. The console clearly shows California’s “a” character as being found (value of 0) yet it still passes my “must be equal to -1” condition. What am I missing? Slowly losing my mind here.


#2

Look at your parenthesis here:

(vowels.indexOf(strArr[0] === -1) && vowels.indexOf(strArr[1] === -1)


#4

Man, I knew it was going to be something dumb, but this is embarrassing haha. I guess I need to pay attention to my syntax more, even though it had no error messages. I was looking so hard for a logic error. Thanks guys.