The words buyer, byre sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do buyer, byre sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: buyer, byre are homophones of the English language.
One that buys, especially a purchasing agent for a retail store.
Chiefly British A barn for cows.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.