For this program you will be working with strings. You are to ask
the user to input a string. Then, make (and print out) the "pig
latin like" version of this string by using the following rule:

1) words beginning with a vowel (A, E, I, O, U) , have the word "yo"
appended to the word
2) words beginning with a consonant, move the first character to the
end of the word and append "oy"

For example, if the user inputs:

mary had a little lamb

You should output:

arymoy adhoy ayo ittleloy ambloy

This program is due Wednesday, the 15th of October.

HINT: The indexOf() and substring() methods can be used to extract
each word in the string. Now with a particular word, we can
use charAt to get the first character and check if it's a
vowel. If needed, we can use substring() again to get the
string consisting of the 2nd to the last character and "tack
on" the first character plus "oy".

I read in your post that your assignment was due a few days ago, but I thought I might give you a link to a program that reminds me very much of your assignment:


You can find these java classes and such to study if you go to the following site:


They are stored in the "Chapter 4" example bundle.


package demoexetest;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;

public class DemoEx1 {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
        BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
        String str = br.readLine();
        String[] temp;
        String last = null;
        String delimiter = " ";

        temp = str.split(delimiter);
        for (int i = 0; i < temp.length; i++) {
            char first = '\u0000';
            String s = "";

            char[] third = temp[i].toCharArray();
            for (int counter = 0; counter < third.length; counter++) {
                //IF VOWELS
                if (third[0] == 'a' || third[0] == 'e' || third[0] == 'i'
                        || third[0] == 'o' || third[0] == 'u') {
                    last = "yo";
                } else {
                    //ESLE CONSONENTS
                    last = "oy";
                if (counter == 0) {
                    first = third[0];
                } else
                    s = s + third[counter];
            System.out.print(s + first + last);
            System.out.print(" ");


Hello Anil
Your solution comes 8 years too late for the OP, and anyway we don't do peole's homework for them, we try to teach them to do it for themselves.

Edited 4 Years Ago by JamesCherrill

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