Why is the word repeating!!!
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It looks like new_word contains "iiay" instead of "iay"!
pyg = 'ay' original = raw_input('Enter a word:') word = original.lower() if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha(): first = word new_word = word + first + pyg new_word[1:len(new_word)] print new_word else: print 'empty'