When we pronounce the phrase: I got a text from Ashley we usually stress the content words (as long as we don't want to make a contrast of course):

I GOT a TEXT from ASHley.

So as long as there's no special emphasis or contrast I think the preposition from can be reduced and pronounced with a schwa sound. It doesn't need to be stressed. Am I right?

Any suggestion is appreciated. Thank you!

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    Yes, you are right in this case.
    – Maulik V
    Oct 7, 2015 at 6:53

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In this case, and since there is no special emphasis on "from", it does not need to be stressed.

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