Take a look at the code below if you are having issues. It's not complete but it may help you out.
# Print the introduction print 'Welcome to the Pig Latin Translator!' #A variable that stores the letters ay to add to the end of the translated word pyg = 'ay' #Ask the User for a word and store it as variable original original = raw_input("Enter a word:") #If/else statement to check the raw_input string original for #at least one letter and alphabetic characters only. if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha(): print original else: print "empty" #A variable that stores the lower case value of original word = original.lower() #FOR DEBUGGING print word #A variable that stores the first letter of word first = word #FOR DEBUGGING print first #A variable that stores the concatentation of word first and #pyg new_word = word + first + pyg #A variable that slices the first letter off of new_word new_word = new_word[1:len(new_word)] #FOR DEBUGGING print new_word