Answer is MALAYALAM
The same five-letter word can be added to either the front or back, but not both, of the following words to create four new words. Can you determine what the five-letter word's identity is?
I am a five letter word.
If you take away my first letter I will sound same,
if you take away my last letter I will still sound same,
Even if you take away my middle letter I will still sound the same.
What am I?
Using a combination of letters and/or numbers to sound out the answers, can you solve the clues? (The first one is free)