As math teachers, sometimes we may wish that we could enter our students' minds to see how they think. In early years, while children are learning language, they build the concept of the word greater in relation to the concept of volume, shown visually in the shape below: $1 > 3$.
In fact if we rename the greater than sign to be more than, then I believe it will be more harmonious with the language.
Alternatively, to avoid conflict with negative numbers, we could say more positive. For example, read $ -2 > -5 $ as "$-2$ is more positive than $-5$." On the line of integers it would be clearer with this language that $-2$ is closer to the positive numbers than $-5$.
My question is: How deep and meaningful could this language alteration change children's concept of the inequality?