No, not really. How can I say "I don't want to comment that"? With the 'that' meaning a certain comment.
If someone gave me a comment I didn't want to comment on, I would reply with "det vil jeg ikke svare på" (I do not want to answer that).
or alternatively "det vil jeg ikke si noe om" (I do not want to say anything about that).
or "det vil jeg ikke uttale meg om". (I will not comment on that). Often used by people pestered by the media, say someone in the Police.
I cannot think of any time in English i would say "comment that" without a preposition in between ????
Yeah, the more natural thing would be "I don't want to say that", or "I wouldn't make that comment".
I think it is because "kommentere" means "comment on", with the preposition included in the verb.