pyg = "ay"
original = raw_input('Enter a word:')
word = original.lower()
first = word
new_word[1:len(word)] + first + pyg
if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha():
When i run it i get the result: Oops, try again. It looks like new_word contains "hellohay" instead of "ellohay"!