Poly-morphemic words are are words that are morphologically complex. This means that the word contains 2 or more morphemes.
- /qwə-híləm/ ‘go through’ is composed of two morphemes: the base qwe ‘pass through’ and the suffix /-íləm/ ‘move towards.’ (Suttles, p. 18, 2003)
- The example below is an example of a poly-morphemic word in Secwepemctsín. The word is composed of two morphemes: kwalt- and –k.